My world was rocked with a diagnosis of breast cancer in December 2019.

I am on a healing journey with Stage 4, Metastatic Breast Cancer that spread to several areas of my body. I’ve had ups and downs with cancer growth and then healing, side affects from medications have become more difficult, and now my veins are misbehaving which makes finding a good vein for IV’s challenging. At the end of 2021, I finally had surgery after it had been delayed several times throughout the year because of COVID waves.

This road has definitely become more difficult and tiring over time, but I continue to have faith in God’s healing by any means, instantaneously and/or through treatments, nutrition, etc.! I am so very thankful for you, my dear family and friends, who are supportive during this time. In those low moments, I’m reminded of who God is, how He cares for me, and His promises for me. And my heart is filled with such gratitude for your prayers and generosity on my behalf – Please know that I can feel them and to keep them coming as I continue this healing journey.

Because of severity of the cancer and poor prognosis from my oncologist, I am throwing everything I can at this disease. Many of the treatments are not covered by my health insurance so God’s provision through your giving helps to cover the greatly increased expenses for my healing. I’m completely astounded and humbled by God’s care and your sacrifices and generosity to give. Truly, thank you so much!

Here are several ways you can donate:

  1. My dear sister Marte set up a GoFundMe account. Go to to give and for updates on this journey. (GoFundMe will take deduct a transaction fee of 2.9% and $0.30 per donation.)
  2. I have a U.S. bank account, so you can write a check to me, and send it to my U.S. address. Please e-mail me at for the address. (Or if you use online banking and Zelle, ask for my bank account number.)
  3. You can donate through my Paypal account. Go to, and donate to (If you don’t have a U.S. Paypal, you may be charged a transaction fee per donation.)

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at Thank you so much for partnering in my healing. I want to glorify God through my life every step of the way. God Bless You,


*I’ve included the first letter Marte wrote for the GoFundMe fundraiser below (from February 2020):



My name is Marte, and I am the sister of Shannon. My dear sister has been an amazing person in my life as a friend, counselor, and sister. She is truly a woman after God’s own heart and seeking to serve Him. Ever since she graduated from college she has been abroad, teaching, sharing, and helping to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those around her.

For over 9 years, Shannon has been serving as a full-time missionary in Africa. She has had some health issues along the way and recently was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was a big shock to all her family, and we look to God for wisdom, faith, and His everlasting love.

As Shannon embarks on this journey back to health and to fight this cancer, costs of medical treatments, nutrition, supplements, etc. can be quite burdensome and expensive. When we seek God, He shows us in His Word that when another is hurting that we unite together in support for each other financially, prayerfully and faithfully giving for those needs. And so my family and I humbly ask for your help to meet the extreme financial burden that weighs heavily on Shannon. We want her to focus on this journey to heal while we, the Body of Christ, do the impossible with God by our side, making it possible!

If 225 people donated $200 each, we can reach this goal. No amount is too small. (Please note that GoFundMe deducts 2.9% plus $0.30 from each donation for processing fees.)

Would you prayerfully consider giving today?

We are truly blessed by each one of you, your donations, prayers, support, and love. I will continue to give you updates as we progress forward and see the miracles unfold. God is not finished!

God Bless,


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